Cybersecurity

NSA: Securing Cloud-related PDFs shouldn’t mean sacrificing usability

The rise of editable Portable Document Files created a new avenue for attackers, but the right configuration can protect most systems without compromising functionality, NSA says.

Policy

OPM Issues Guidance to Ensure 67,000 Feds Make at Least $15 per Hour

Agencies have until the end of this month to exercise special pay rates to implement a $15 minimum wage, in accordance with a Biden administration executive order.

CIO Briefing

Information Warfare is Moving Beyond Nation States

Mis- and disinformation ecosystems extend beyond the usual bad state actors.

Sponsor Content

Bringing 5G Cybersecurity to the Fore

The only way to deliver on the promise of 5G is to ensure cybersecurity evolves along with it. Here’s how government agencies are prioritizing that security.

IT Modernization

Watchdog Finds IT Scorecards Effective In Monitoring Federal Modernization Efforts

A new report highlights the benefits FITARA grading has had on modernizing tech within the government, despite recent failing grades. 

Emerging Tech

Will Space Force Protect Orbiting Gas Stations and Bases on the Moon?

As U.S. companies venture farther from Earth, whether the newest service will protect them remains under discussion.

IT Modernization

The Hill Gets Serious About Digital Services

The House of Representatives is launching a digital services team, after recommendations from the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

Sponsor Content

The Future of Government Is Information-Driven

As we look out at a world that’s rapidly becoming more digital it’s becoming apparent that future success is contingent on the information that agencies will have at their fingertips.

CIO Briefing

Think Twice Before Scanning That QR Code, FBI Warns

The FBI is warning that cybercriminals are tampering with QR codes to redirect victims to malicious sites that steal login and financial information.

IT Modernization

Connolly, Issa launch IT modernization caucus

The lawmakers behind the FITARA legislation are establishing a new caucus centered around IT modernization issues.

IT Modernization

Marine Corps, CGI Enter $34 Million Contract To Update Inventory Tracking System

The Marine Corps Platform Integration Center will be expanded under the contract to use automated technology and Internet of Things connectivity to track equipment. 

Emerging Tech

5G is ‘Going Live’ at Tyndall Air Force Base

Verizon’s next-gen communications capabilities will enable emerging technologies—and enhanced streaming for personnel.

IT Modernization

New FITARA Grades Show Agencies Failing to Transition Off Legacy Networking Services 

But agencies got all As on data center optimization, suggesting it may be time to retire or update that metric.

Cybersecurity

Biden Official Endorses Effort to Move Pipeline Cybersecurity Regulation to DOE

An emergency directive from the Transportation Security Administration following the Colonial Pipeline attack faced opposition from Senate Republicans after the industry complained they weren’t sufficiently consulted beforehand.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Propose Expanding Cybersecurity Support for Commercial Satellite Companies

New legislation would direct CISA to create a one-stop clearinghouse to help inform such entities.

CIO Briefing

Deputy CIO Maria Roat to Retire in March

Roat has been in senior government technology management roles for over 15 years and her government career, including military service, has spanned over 40 years.